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Rise in violence 'linked to climate change'
BBC News ^ | 8/1/13 | Rebecca Morelle

Posted on 08/01/2013 6:13:16 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

Shifts in climate are strongly linked to increases in violence around the world, a study suggests.

US scientists found that even small changes in temperature or rainfall correlated with a rise in assaults, rapes and murders, as well as group conflicts and war.

The team says with the current projected levels of climate change, the world is likely to become a more violent place.

The study is published in Science.

Marshall Burke, from the University of California, Berkeley, said: "This is a relationship we observe across time and across all major continents around the world. The relationship we find between these climate variables and conflict outcomes are often very large."

The researchers looked at 60 studies from around the world, with data spanning hundreds of years.

They report a "substantial" correlation between climate and conflict.

Their examples include an increase in domestic violence in India during recent droughts, and a spike in assaults, rapes and murders during heatwaves in the US.

The report also suggests rising temperatures correlated with larger conflicts, including ethnic clashes in Europe and civil wars in Africa.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: climatechange; linked; rise; violence

1 posted on 08/01/2013 6:13:16 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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2 posted on 08/01/2013 6:16:44 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Kill the bill... Begin enforcing our current laws, signed by President Ronald Reagan.)
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To: NormsRevenge

But Judge- the Weather made me do it!


3 posted on 08/01/2013 6:17:01 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.))
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a study of studies .. fwiw


4 posted on 08/01/2013 6:17:04 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: NormsRevenge
that theory is no more sustainable than obamas longterm career...


5 posted on 08/01/2013 6:18:57 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Macabre Crumpet of Caucasian Ethnicity)
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To: NormsRevenge

It’s true, it’s true! Every time a discussion comes up about climate change a fight breaks out. The libs are the ones foaming at the mouth when we disagree with them.


6 posted on 08/01/2013 6:20:05 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: bunkerhill7

as good a reason as any to break into a popsicle factory..

Related (earlier BBC) Stories

‘No climate link’ to African wars
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-11204686
06 SEPTEMBER 2010, SCIENCE & ENVIRONMENT

Climate ‘drives African conflict’
http://www.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8375949.stm
24 NOVEMBER 2009, SCI/TECH


7 posted on 08/01/2013 6:20:52 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: NormsRevenge

Justice for Climate!


8 posted on 08/01/2013 6:20:59 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: NormsRevenge

aka, a meta-study.


9 posted on 08/01/2013 6:24:14 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: NormsRevenge

Wow the earth worshippers have descended at last to self-parody.


10 posted on 08/01/2013 6:24:30 PM PDT by jtal (Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
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To: NormsRevenge
The researchers looked at 60 studies from around the world, with data spanning hundreds of years. They report a "substantial" correlation between climate and conflict.

How "scientific!"

Garbage in, garbage out.

Most scientific papers are probably wrong

11 posted on 08/01/2013 6:24:38 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: NormsRevenge

OK!! Everybody pay attention!

Lesson for today:

1. The sun is 1,300,000 times as big as the earth.

2. The sun is a ball of fire that controls our climates.

3. The earth is a rock.

4. The earth is a speck in comparison to the size of the sun.

5. Inhabitants of the earth are less than specks.

Study Question: How do less-than-specks in congress plan to control the sun?


12 posted on 08/01/2013 6:25:31 PM PDT by abclily
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To: NormsRevenge

I stubbed my toe this morning. All I can think is that the rising sea levels had something to do with it.


13 posted on 08/01/2013 6:25:41 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Rise in violence Liberalism linked to alleged climate change

14 posted on 08/01/2013 6:27:27 PM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Did it not occur to these morons that more people tend to be outdoors or traveling around when the weather is warm?
Who wants to rob a bank or go shoot someone if it is freezing cold outside?


15 posted on 08/01/2013 6:28:03 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: NormsRevenge
Marshall Burke, from the University of California, Berkeley,....

figures

16 posted on 08/01/2013 6:31:28 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (0bama lied, Stevens died, now 0bama covers up the lies.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Must have been hotter than hell in 1968.

I don’t believe the climate has anything to do with it.

When Leroy wants a new TV for free riots.

How come white Americans don’t riot when it gets hot?


17 posted on 08/01/2013 6:31:30 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: Michael.SF.

I am always amazed that even the leftist media still takes leftists seriously. Or themselves.


18 posted on 08/01/2013 6:32:44 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: AlexW

I remember my grad stats course and the prof said that there was virtually a perfect correlation between cotton crops in the US South and rainfall in Iceland. His point: until you have a testable hypothesis with a theoretical explanation, you have nothing. Pretty much the same thing here.


19 posted on 08/01/2013 6:33:24 PM PDT by econjack (I'm not bossy...I just know what you should be doing.)
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To: NormsRevenge

The eggheads are purposely trying to make people equate temperature with climate. Ludicrous, stupid, and leftist.


20 posted on 08/01/2013 6:34:09 PM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.g)
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To: NormsRevenge

i’d say it has more to do with the leftist / liberal policies put in place the last 50-60 years.


21 posted on 08/01/2013 6:34:17 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: NormsRevenge

22 posted on 08/01/2013 6:34:53 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: Venturer
How come white Americans don’t riot when it gets hot?

Because we're out working trying to make enough money to pay the air conditioning bill.

23 posted on 08/01/2013 6:35:19 PM PDT by econjack (I'm not bossy...I just know what you should be doing.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Climate change made me do it


24 posted on 08/01/2013 6:51:09 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: NormsRevenge

Is there ANYTHING that is not caused by globull warming?


25 posted on 08/01/2013 6:52:47 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Some day I suppose the headline will be “Rise in violence linked to anti-American, anti-Constitution LIBs being lawless”.


26 posted on 08/01/2013 7:00:03 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: NormsRevenge

??? Its not white racism?


27 posted on 08/01/2013 7:05:21 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Is there ANYTHING that is not caused by globull warming?

All-pervasive white racism.

28 posted on 08/01/2013 7:06:00 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: NormsRevenge

If this be true how can there be anyone left alive in Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Sao Tome & Principe, Gabon, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Somalia, Maldives, Indonesia or Kiribati?


29 posted on 08/01/2013 7:11:29 PM PDT by MrBambaLaMamba (Obama lies, smokes, blasphemes, eats pork, reads your mail, eavesdrops and drinks during Ramadan)
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To: NormsRevenge

That’s a very dishonest piece from the BBC. “Small changes in temperature” in general don’t routinely correlate with rises in violent crime. Increases in hot weather do, and we’ve obviously been entering a cold spell, contrary to the fantasies of the AGW monkeys.


30 posted on 08/01/2013 7:14:24 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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31 posted on 08/01/2013 7:16:37 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: ClearCase_guy

This explains irritable bowel syndrome. If this trend continues it will become militant bowel syndrome.
With greenhouse gas discharge.
Answer? Spend more of the other green..


32 posted on 08/01/2013 7:37:39 PM PDT by glyptol
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To: NormsRevenge

“The study is published in Science. “

Love that British sense of humor...


33 posted on 08/01/2013 7:39:52 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: NormsRevenge

well, that explains the norsemen, the Huns, the Mongols...

who writes these scientific journals?


34 posted on 08/01/2013 8:36:00 PM PDT by LadyDoc (liberals only love politically correct poor people)
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To: NormsRevenge
The researchers looked at 60 studies from around the world, with data spanning hundreds of years...problem is they never looked at all the studies done during that time that showed no relationship whatsoever and were thus never published......
35 posted on 08/01/2013 8:56:48 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Intolerant in NJ

The rise in violence is due to the people that believe in climate change arguing with the people who do not.


36 posted on 08/01/2013 9:48:58 PM PDT by shineon
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To: bunkerhill7

Exactly - the bad guys always need an excuse and someone to blame it on - it would seem that “Bush’s fault” would do so they don’t have to get “scientific” with climate change.


37 posted on 08/02/2013 7:31:05 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: LadyDoc

It also explains alex baldwin and andy dick.


38 posted on 08/02/2013 10:03:34 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: shineon

Closer than any other explanation I’ve heard.....


39 posted on 08/02/2013 8:56:37 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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